Maine Cranberry IPM Guide

Reminder: We learned in October (2017) that cranberry (i.e. the bushberry and low-growing berry subgroups) received a U.S. label for Movento®. This product should prove to be our most effective one yet for killing the larvae of cranberry tipworm.  Movento’s active ingredient (spirotetramat) belongs to the “Group 23” insecticides, which are described as tetronic & tetramic acid derivatives.  They work by inhibiting the formation of lipids in the insects that are vulnerable to that particular chemistry. We had never had a Group 23 cranberry insecticide in our toolbox prior to this material, so this represents a brand new mode of action against tipworm. 


2020 Maine Cranberry Pest Management Updates and Resources:


2019 Maine Cranberry Pest Management Updates:


2018 Maine Cranberry Pest Management Updates:


2014 Maine Cranberry Pest Management Guide:


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Disclaimer: Pesticide registration status is subject to change and varies from state to state; therefore the author and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension cannot assume liability for any pesticide recommendations. It is the responsibility of the pesticide applicator to verify the registration status of any pesticide before applying it. The label is the law! Always read and follow the label when applying pesticides. Use of product names does not imply endorsement.